Far from addressing the conflict of interest charges that have dogged him since his 2001 election, TV-tycoon-turned-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi continues to tighten his grip on the media.
Helmer Roberto Benigni has sold a 60% interest in his Papigno production facility to Rome's historic Cinecitta Studios. Located in Terni, in the Umbria region north of Rome, Papigno is a former steel…
Italo pubcaster RAI has picked Rothschild investment bank as adviser in the first step of its hotly contested partial privatization and international flotation plan, execs said Monday.
Is Italy's poor standing in Brussels rubbing off on the country's producers? That's the question being debated by the local film community after none of the three pics submitted by Italo helmers got…
In a partnership with Turner Broadcasting, Italy's Mediaset launched its first terrestrial digital channel, Boing, dedicated to children.
Rap ruled at the 2004 MTV Europe Awards last week, where OutKast scooped up three statuettes and Usher nabbed two.
Hot on a winning streak, hip-hop duo OutKast scooped three statuettes at Thursday's 2004 MTV Europe Awards in Rome, where rap ruled. The Atlanta twosome, Andre 3000 and Big Boi, nabbed nods for…
Italian pubcaster RAI's RAI Cinema film unit has acquired domestic theatrical and TV rights to Roberto Benigni's "La tigre e la neve" (The Tiger and the Snow), from his Melampo production shingle.
Leading European plex player UGC Cinemas has set its sights on Italy -- Europe's most underscreened major territory -- with plans to unveil next month a 24-screen Cine Cite on the Eternal City's…